A man who planned to travel to Syria has been convicted for terrorism offences.

Mohammed Yamin, 25, from east London, pleaded guilty to preparing for and intending to commit terrorist acts at the Old Bailey on Monday (July 15).

He was charged with terrorism offences following an investigation by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command.

According to Met Police, he purchased equipment and clothing, and a one-way plane ticket to facilitate his journey to Syria.

The offences took place in 2013, between July 2 and 10.

He also pleaded guilty to membership of the illegal organisation Al Qa’ida in 2013, between July 10, 2013 and June 1, 2014.

He pleaded not guilty to possessing a gun for terrorist purposes and this charge will lay on file.

Yamin has been placed back in custody for sentencing at the Old Bailey on October 4.